Film festivals and retrospectives to discover in Paris and Ile-de-France

Published by La Rédac · Published on June 20th, 2024 at 08:14 p.m.
Paris and the Ile-de-France region host dozens of film festivals every year. This year, it's back again, with festivals of short films, feature films, animated films, cinema classics and much more! Here's a roundup of film festivals in Paris and the Ile-de-France region.

You don't have to go all the way to Cannes to discover a multitude of festival films. In Paris and the Ile-de-France region, film festivals are held throughout the year to introduce you to classics from the history of cinema, new releases, documentaries, feature films, shorts, animated films, music videos...

Whether they're themed, country-focused, genre-focused, sport-focused or other, there's plenty of feature films and shorts to discover. What's more, most of the cinemas where these festivals take place accept Cinepass and UGC Unlimited subscriptions!

In short, there's something for everyone. So to help you find your way around, here's a guide to film festivals in Paris and the Ile-de-France region.

Enjoy your films!

- Updated regularly -

Little Films Festival : le cinéma pour les tout-petitsLittle Films Festival : le cinéma pour les tout-petitsLittle Films Festival : le cinéma pour les tout-petitsLittle Films Festival : le cinéma pour les tout-petits Little Films Festival: cinema for toddlers during the summer vacations
From June 30 to September 1, the Little Films Festival returns with 9 feature-length films for families and toddlers to discover in Paris's black cinemas. [Read more]

Ciné-Voisin : Le festival de cinéma gratuit au pied des immeuble du 12e et 20e à ParisCiné-Voisin : Le festival de cinéma gratuit au pied des immeuble du 12e et 20e à ParisCiné-Voisin : Le festival de cinéma gratuit au pied des immeuble du 12e et 20e à ParisCiné-Voisin : Le festival de cinéma gratuit au pied des immeuble du 12e et 20e à Paris Ciné-Voisin: The free film festival at the foot of Paris's 12th and 20th arrondissements
Immerse yourself in the world of the Ciné-Voisin Festival and enjoy free outdoor film screenings from July 17 to 28, 2024, in various Paris neighborhoods. [Read more]

UGC Ciné Cité les HallesUGC Ciné Cité les HallesUGC Ciné Cité les HallesUGC Ciné Cité les Halles Le Directeur Fait Son Cinéma at UGC Ciné Cité Les Halles: An Unmissable Retrospective
Le Directeur fait son cinéma returns to UGC Ciné Cité Les Halles from July 22 to August 9 with 15 cult films presented by Patrice Le Marchand. Book now! [Read more]

Parc de la butte du chapeau rouge - image00754Parc de la butte du chapeau rouge - image00754Parc de la butte du chapeau rouge - image00754Parc de la butte du chapeau rouge - image00754 Ciné-Jardins: the free outdoor film festival in the gardens of Paris
For its 10th edition, the outdoor film festival Ciné-Jardins unveils a fine program. Join us in the gardens of Paris and its inner suburbs from August 22 to September 14, 2024, for some great free evenings. [Read more]

Cinéma en plein air à la Villette - IMG 3922Cinéma en plein air à la Villette - IMG 3922Cinéma en plein air à la Villette - IMG 3922Cinéma en plein air à la Villette - IMG 3922 L'Été de la Toile Filante: the free open-air film festival in Seine-et-Marne
Residents of Seine-et-Marne, enjoy an open-air film festival from August 22 to 31, 2024, in the communes of Fosses, Othis, Survilliers, Moussy-le-Vieux, Dammartin-en-Goële and Louvres. [Read more]

Balade sur la Petite Ceinture du 18e : le Hasard Ludique et la Recyclerie, les incontournablesBalade sur la Petite Ceinture du 18e : le Hasard Ludique et la Recyclerie, les incontournablesBalade sur la Petite Ceinture du 18e : le Hasard Ludique et la Recyclerie, les incontournablesBalade sur la Petite Ceinture du 18e : le Hasard Ludique et la Recyclerie, les incontournables Gare aux Docs 2024: a free, committed film festival on the tracks of the REcyclerie
Are you interested in an open-air film festival on the railroad tracks of Paris' Petite Ceinture? Then head for the REcyclerie, from August 23 to September 8, 2024, to enjoy documentaries on a wide range of subjects. [Read more]

Moret-sur-Loing - citée médiévale - plus beaux détours de France - la porte du SamoisMoret-sur-Loing - citée médiévale - plus beaux détours de France - la porte du SamoisMoret-sur-Loing - citée médiévale - plus beaux détours de France - la porte du SamoisMoret-sur-Loing - citée médiévale - plus beaux détours de France - la porte du Samois Festival Paradisio 2024: drive-in, cine-concert and film sets in Moret-sur-Loing
For cinema and heritage enthusiasts, come and discover the Paradisio festival, with the region's only drive-in, cine-concerts, and a host of entertainment, in real film sets, from August 30 to September 1, 2024. [Read more]

MyMetaStories, le festival de cinéma dans Minecraft, revient en octobre 2024MyMetaStories, le festival de cinéma dans Minecraft, revient en octobre 2024MyMetaStories, le festival de cinéma dans Minecraft, revient en octobre 2024MyMetaStories, le festival de cinéma dans Minecraft, revient en octobre 2024 MyMetaStories, the film festival in Minecraft, returns in October 2024
MyMetaStories, a European film festival run by Unifrance, returns from October 11 to November 3, 2024. Films will be available online and in Minecraft from October 18 to 21, 2024. [Read more]

Jeux paralympiques de Tokyo : Ugo Didier remporte l'argent en natationJeux paralympiques de Tokyo : Ugo Didier remporte l'argent en natationJeux paralympiques de Tokyo : Ugo Didier remporte l'argent en natationJeux paralympiques de Tokyo : Ugo Didier remporte l'argent en natation Young Woman and The sea: the biopic about the first woman to swim the English Channel
Young Woman and the Sea is the new Disney film that takes us back in time to the crazy story of Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel. [Read more]

And to discover even more great films, we invite you to read or re-read our other cinema guides

L'Épée de Bois : un cinéma d'art et d'essai au centre de ParisL'Épée de Bois : un cinéma d'art et d'essai au centre de ParisL'Épée de Bois : un cinéma d'art et d'essai au centre de ParisL'Épée de Bois : un cinéma d'art et d'essai au centre de Paris Cinema: which film to see today, this Tuesday July 23th, 2024?
Not sure which film to see today? Well, we've got plenty of films to show near you. [Read more]

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Comedy, drama, horror, action - if you don't know what to choose, we've got you covered! Discover all our guides to current and upcoming cinema releases, sorted by genre. [Read more]

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